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This is a reblogged article by Garnet.  Hardnox requested I run the article on my blog so my readers could become aware of what the RNC has done to all of us.  It’s a lengthy article and is documented. But it is a very important article and should be read by as many people as possible. It explains why so many elections are fraudulent  and nothing is done about it.  If you have the time read the documents listed in this article which is proof of the matter.

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By Garnet92 | | , ,

Are you aware of the 1982 Consent Decree between the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC)?

If you’re not, don’t be alarmed, most others don’t know about it either. Even if you’re a political junkie, it’s unlikely that you’ve been aware of the Consent Decree and what it means to voters – particularly Republican voters.

So you might say, I sometimes vote Republican, so what’s that mean to me?

It means that many well-informed, politically active Republicans (like you, perhaps?) could have their votes cancelled out by democrat voter fraud and, thanks to the RNC; our hands are tied to stop it.

While that may sound like some kind of conspiracy nonsense, it’s not, and we’ve got the evidence here. It just hasn’t been exposed as widely as it deserves. Essentially, the RNC agreed, by signing that Consent Decree, to limit our ability to compete on equal footing with the democrats.

Here’s how the whole debacle started: during the 1981 New Jersey gubernatorial election, the DNC and the New Jersey Democratic State Committee (DSC) brought an action against the RNC and the New Jersey Republican State Committee (RSC) in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey accusing them of discrimination against minority voters.

The RNC (and RSC) were accused of “voter caging” and other lesser misdeeds. The RNC (and RSC) allegedly created a voter challenge list by mailing sample ballots to individuals in precincts with a high percentage of racial or ethnic minority registered voters and then, when postcards were returned as undeliverable, they included those individuals on a list of voters to challenge at the polls.

At some point during the proceedings, the RNC apparently became convinced that they were losing the case, and thinking that they may be hit with tough sanctions, agreed to sign a Consent Order to escape the court’s wrath.

The Consent Order (also known as a Consent Decree) stopped the court from rendering a decision and even though the RNC didn’t admit to any illegal activity, they did agree to the terms of the Consent Decree.

So, on November 1, 1982, the RNC and the DNC signed a national Consent Decree which (among other things) limits the ability of the RNC (and its associates) to undertake “any ballot security activities in polling places or election districts” where a significant effect of such activities would be to deter qualified voters from voting. And, as if that wasn’t enough, the CD contained no expiration date or sunset provision, meaning that it would be in effect forever.

Here is a description of the activities surrounding the accusations and the decree itself.

Click here to link to the original 1982 Consent Decree as it was incorporated into a 11/3/2008 filing (a 5 page .pdf).

original 1982 Consent Decree

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OK, so why is this pesky old agreement still giving us trouble 32 years later?

Because the RNC thought it acceptable to sign a legally binding agreement without any expiration date and without any concern for voluntarily neutering the Republican fight against fraudulent voting.

Following are the details of what the decree requires of the RNC and all of its agents and employees “whether acting directly or indirectly through other party committees.” In all states and territories of the United States, they must:

(a) comply with all applicable state and federal laws protecting the rights of duly qualified citizens to vote for the candidate(s) of their choice;

(b) in the event that they produce or place any signs which are part of ballot security activities, cause said signs to disclose that they are authorized or sponsored by the party committees and any other committees participating with the party committees;

(c) refrain from giving any directions to or permitting their agents or employees to remove or deface any lawfully printed and placed campaign materials or signs;

(d) refrain from giving any directions to or permitting their employees to campaign within restricted polling areas or to interrogate prospective voters as to their qualifications to vote prior to their entry to a polling place;

(e) refrain from undertaking any ballot security activities in polling places or election districts where the racial or ethnic composition of such districts is a factor in the decision to conduct, or the actual conduct of, such activities there and where a purpose or significant effect of such activities is to deter qualified voters from voting; and the conduct of such activities disproportionately in or directed toward districts that have a substantial proportion of racial or ethnic populations shall be considered relevant evidence of the existence of such a factor and purpose;

(f) refrain from having private personnel deputized as law enforcement personnel in connection with ballot security activities.

The (e) item is the harshest one since it specifies that nearly any activity that would target a “substantial proportion of racial or ethnic populations” as a factor could be considered relevant evidence of the existence of a violation of the decree.

The RNC has tried to overturn the original Consent Decree several times, and each time the court has refused to vacate the decree. And each time the Decree is revisited, the Carter appointee judge who signed the original agreement (and has long since retired), comes back just so he can renew the order again.

In Louisiana during the 1986 Congressional elections, the RNC allegedly created a voter challenge list (again) by mailing letters to African-American voters and, then, including individuals whose letters were returned as undeliverable on a list of voters to challenge – voter caging again. The DNC once again alleged that the RNC had participated in voter suppression.

In response to a discovery request made in that suit, the RNC found and turned over to the DNC, a memorandum in which its Midwest Political Director stated to its Southern Political Director that “this program will eliminate at least 60,000–80,000 folks from the rolls . . . If it’s a close race . . . which I’m assuming it is, this could keep the black vote down considerably.

I’d call that a “smoking gun” wouldn’t you? The RNC strikes again …

So in 1987, the RNC and DNC settled (again) by modifying the Consent Decree to require the RNC to obtain court pre-approval of any ballot security programs or poll watching efforts they intended to implement, and provide 20 days’ notice to the DNC. It further defined the term “ballot security activities” to mean “ballot integrity, ballot security or other efforts to prevent or remedy vote fraud.”

In addition to providing its chief political rival with 20 days’ notice of its intended ballot-security actions, the modified Decree also required the RNC to state “a description of the program to be undertaken, the purpose(s) to be served, and the reasons why the program complies with the Consent Order and applicable law.”

But they weren’t finished yet.  As part of the order dated December 1, 2009, the court further modified the Decree by reducing the  notice period from 20 to 10 days, they added additional clarification of the term “Ballot Security” and “Normal poll-watch function” in addition to a few other items. But one of the major revisions was to place a limit on the term of the Decree. It was scheduled to expire on December 1, 2017 – UNLESS the DNC proves “by a preponderance of the evidence” that the RNC has (once again) violated the terms of the agreement – in which case, the Decree will be extended for another eight years from the date of that violation.

In war, sports, or politics, what happens when the opposition knows your strategy in advance? That’s easy – they win, you lose.

Also, in 1990, the DNC brought another lawsuit alleging that the RNC violated the Consent Decree by mailing 150,000 postcards to residents of predominantly African-American precincts. This program allegedly attempted to intimidate voters by warning that it is a “federal crime . . . to knowingly give false information about your name, residence or period of residence to an election official.”

The postcards falsely stated that there was a 30-day minimum residency requirement prior to the election during which voters must have lived in the precinct in which they cast their ballot.

The Consent Decree remained in full force and effect. Chalk up another screw-up by our friends who keep asking us to contribute, the Republicans.

The Consent Decree does help to explain how the 2012 election got turned from a likely Romney victory into a win for Obama. How else could 100 precincts in Ohio have 19,605 votes for Obama and zero for Romney? And what about the other precincts where Obama got 99 percent of the vote – how else does this happen, especially in a swing state?

Or another report out of St. Lucie county in Florida (another swing state), where they reported 247,713 votes cast when only 175,554 voters are registered (141.10% turnout). How did that happen? Was it a miracle? It seems like that should be evidence of voter fraud all by itself.

And the party “leadership” can’t even challenge them? It’s no wonder that voter fraud is widespread, the democrats aren’t worried about getting caught – who’s going to catch them? Can we expect them to voluntarily turn themselves in?

It’s hard to believe that the RNC really screwed up in their handling of the Consent Decree so badly, isn’t it? But wait, there’s more.

Following is the opinion of the 3rd circuit court in response to an RNC appeal in 2010. This is lifted from the actual court filing. Note the words the court used to chide the RNC for their idiotic handling of the Consent Decree:

The RNC asks that our Court vacate a decree that has as its central purpose preventing the intimidation and suppression of minority voters. When, as here, a party voluntarily enters into a consent decree not once, but twice, and  then  waits  over  a  quarter  of  a  century  before  filing  a motion to vacate or modify  the decree, such action gives us pause. Further, the RNC, with the advice of counsel, twice chose to limit indefinitely its ability to engage in certain activities enumerated in the Decree by entering into a decree with no expiration date.

Beginning to see how the RNC let all Republican voters down? By their really stupid activities and bonehead legal pleadings, they’ve insured that voter fraud will continue to help elect democrats while at the same time, legally prevent any RNC-related group from doing anything about it.

Here’s another comment from the court recognizing the stupidity of the RNC:

Furthermore, the District Court has never prevented the RNC from implementing a voter fraud prevention program that the RNC has submitted for preclearance, at least in part, because the RNC has never submitted any voter fraud prevention program for preclearance.

In other words, they haven’t even tried. The statement continues,

“If the risk of voter fraud is as great and consequential as the RNC alleges and an RNC voter security program is a significant part of efforts needed to prevent that voter fraud, it would seem that the RNC would have attempted to obtain preclearance for a voter security program at least once since 1987.”

Wouldn’t you think so? No one has been able to come up with anything in over 20 years?

We have a serious lack of critical thinking and leadership in the stratosphere of the Republican Party. Maybe that’s why we are winning so many elections.

Stalin was right when he said, “Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.”

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Here is just a taste of what you’ll see via the links. This is another snip of one of the court orders and a link to a description of how the original 1982 order came to be – it is describing what happened:

Dec 2009 refuse to vacate

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The important point is … WHY HAS THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP KEPT THIS CONSENT DECREE SECRET? WHY IS IT PRACTICALLY UNKNOWN?

That’s actually a rhetorical question – we know why.

If Republican voters knew that the party’s “leadership” has crippled our ability to combat democrat voter fraud – voluntarily – the contributions would dry up. Period.

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Here are links to more real evidence – from the actual court documents. Note that they are all .pdf documents, the large ones may be slow to load, depending on your service..

PLEASE READ THEM and form your own conclusions.

  • This is the original 1982 Consent Decree as it was incorporated into a 11/3/2008 filing – 5 pages.

Case 2:81-cv-03876-DRD-SDW Document 43-5 Filed 11/03/2008

  • RNC urges the Court to grant its motion to vacate the Consent Decree – 32 pages

Case 2:81-cv-03876-DRD-SDW Document 43-4 Filed 11/03/2008

  •  DNC respectfully requests that the court deny Defendant’s Motion to Vacate – 37 pages.

Case 2:81-cv-03876-DRD-MAS Document 55 Filed 01/19/2009

  • RNC urges the Court to grant its motion to vacate the Consent Decree or, alternatively, to modify it – 16 pages.

Case 2:81-cv-03876-DRD-MAS Document 57 Filed 02/19/2009

  • RNC urges Court to Vacate the Consent Decree – 34 pages.

Case 2:81-cv-03876-DRD-MAS Document 78 Filed 06/26/2009

  • DNC requests that the court deny Defendant’s Motion to Vacate – 43 pages.

Case 2:81-cv-03876-DRD-MAS Document 79 Filed 06/26/2009

  • RNC’s Motion to Vacate the Consent Decree is denied. The Consent Decree will be modified – 79 pages.

Case 2:81-cv-03876-DRD-MAS Document 84 Filed 12/01/09

  •  It is on this 1st of December 2009, ordered that the RNC’s Motion to Vacate the Consent Decree is denied – 3 pages.

Case 2:81-cv-03876-DRD-MAS Document 85 Filed 12/01/09

A FINAL NOTE

This is not the end. We are only beginning to shine the light on this formerly secretive issue. Hardnox, the keeper of the archives for this subject, has lots more. We will continue to expose more about the RNC’s fumbling to our readers in the coming months as we approach the 2014 mid-term elections.

Stay tuned to ‘Nox & Friends for more reporting on this issue.

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Comments on: "How the RNC Has Screwed Us All" (24)

  1. Hi Pepper, first and most important, thank you for the heads up and always keeping your readers informed. I consider myself somewhat informed, but never heard of this before. The article states the RNC’s original Consent Decree happened in 1982 and since then there has many attempts, almost every year by the RNC to do away with the decree. This article at first disturbed me about the RNC, but then it dawned on me what an extreme right winger Garnet Hardnox and his web site harnoxandfriends is by reporting on something that is so old.

    The extreme right wing is just as destructive as the left and causes as much if not more damage to the Republican Party. In my opinion this guy is self-serving in an attempt to keep his blog rolling with the far right. What he has managed to due with this old news article is possibly caused a divide in the Republican core. If this guy ever makes National news with this article and considering the left spin that would be put on it by the liberal media, then the middle of the road sheeple goes Democratic.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Walt, that is an interesting take on it and has merit. I do think if the RNC wanted to get out of such a mess, they could easily own up to the allegations of 1982 and get themselves out of this constant ring of blackmail, if indeed, this is true.

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    • This has been an on-going situation since 1982, and is STILL IN FORCE TODAY~!
      You are calling “Old News” a decree that is STILL in force, and binding, until 2017, when it is supposedly to be vacated.

      It is for the reason that most do NOT know of it, nor take the time to research the links provided, that this article was published in the first place. It is NOT old news. It is an on-going political and social debacle, reflective of the insanity in our current political and judicial system.

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    • Fellow Patriot said:

      Excuse me, Walt Wills, but what just do you define a “extreme” right winger? I’m sorry, but I see a flaw in your premise. Just how destructive is the “extreme” right wing? Is following the exact principles of the Founding Fathers “extreme”? Is trying to get rid of the socialist corruptocrats that stain our Constitution everyday in both parties “extreme”? Is presenting proof of the traitorous acts these same corrupt politicians “extreme”? I’m sorry, but I don’t classify myself as an “extreme” right winger at all.

      Personally, I don’t know Hardnox at all, but seeing at what he’s talking about, it doesn’t look like he is “self-serving” at all. The real “self-serving” people you can find on your own TV. When a person like Hardnox tries to let you know about this, for free, it doesn’t mean he is “self-serving”. That actually sounds more like a personal attack that is completely unfounded. And another question for you, how does it make the middle of the road “sheeple” go Democratic when this is on the leftist national news? In my own opinion, should you want to hear it, those same “sheeple” won’t go anywhere considering this will expose both parties’ corruption.

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  2. And couldn’t you just spit, Pepper! Appreciate the re-blog as there are so many who had never heard about this before. I know I hadn’t. Sure explains a lot, eh?

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Mrs.Al,

      It seems they could just get out of this mess by owning up to the first offense and doing away with the constant blackmail.

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      • Well there you go being logical, Pepper. hehe
        Actually, had they admitted it the R party may have been ruined. Wait! Not a bad thing given it’s decline into leftist-liteness.

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        • peppermintfarm said:

          Mrs. Al,

          Perhaps they would have been ruined back in 1982, but that was so many years ago, had they come clean with it, today nobody would even remember it. Yeah, I’m just being logical here about something as dumb as being blackmailed every election cycle with such old news. It may not even matter today considering it was all so long ago. But the R party needs to get rid of the squishy liberals it now has, but instead they are trying to purge the tea party members amongst them How stupid can they get?

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          • Well, Pepper, for the time being we are stuck with the squishy liberals. Our fellow citizens just aren’t voting them out. Golly, look at who Virginians put in the Senate for crying out loud! Pine Cones.

            Unfortunately, the perpetuation of the decree, it could be argued, affects all legitimate voters because the Republicans agree to this thing. And it doesn’t help we have an AG who won’t prosecute blatant voter intimidation such as what took place in Philly. Added together, kind of a mess.

            Well, I have rambled long enough. Time for more feetsball — haha

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          • peppermintfarm said:

            Mrs. Al,

            Yep, we’re stuck with liberals and what happened in your state just floored me.

            Yes, the Repukes keep doing the same thing, agree to this decree, but isn’t it about time they just let it come out instead of being blackmailed constantly. So many people are disgusted with them anyway, so what difference does it make now.

            With the Shrillary running for prez in 2016, we’ll probably end up with her anyway and be mired in this for another 8 years. The polls show her on top of everyone, so it doesn’t look good for the repukes and running Christie won’t help in the least. So many will not vote for him. At least that’s my opinion. He is too liberal for most real conservatives.

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  3. Thanks for putting this up Pepp.

    There really is no more important issue today. In reality, our voting process is nothing more than Kabuki theater.

    Until our votes matter, nothing else that we do does. We have been reduced to peasants. Sad isn’t it. Outrageous too.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      HN, sad it is. But the RNC should own up to this and stop allowing themselves to be blackmailed. Get on with it is what I say. Screw the DNC.

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  4. K & N Patriots said:

    So if the RNC cannot challenge voter fraud, then ANOTHER PARTY will have the right to do so…..SOUNDS LIKE A 3rd PARTY OPPORTUNITY while there’s still a country left. . As many conservatives are so frustrated with the Republicans for their LACK OF ACTION, this only makes common sense.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Hi K&N Patriots,

      Welcome to my blog. I’m delighted to see you comment.

      You could be right, it’s time for a 3rd party. It does make common sense since we keep getting slapped in the face by some republicans. The 3rd party could consist of the tea party members who have not caved. And then the people would be able to elect some “real conservatives” if they are willing to throw out these bums who vote with the democrats and also say nothing over what is being done to us. They just go along their merry way as if nothing bad is happening. I know I’m completely disgusted with them except for a few who are fighting for we, the People.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Sandy Garber said:

    So if the RNC cannot challenge any voter fraud claims, then ANOTHER PARTY CAN…..that appears to open up even more so the reason to have another party for as you’ve said, with t he RNC hamstrung, what would be the reason to “throw your vote away” on the RNC candidate, with voter fraud on the rise with NO consequences? NONE! The conservatives around the nation are becoming more & more frustrated with the LACK OF ACTION ON THE PART OF THE REPUBLICANS anyway….NOW would be a great time to have the 3rd party that folks have been wanting for a long long time!

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Hi Sandy,

      Welcome to my blog and I’m glad you are commenting giving us your opinion. I love to see other alternatives ideas. Thank you.

      Another party could very well challenge the voter fraud. You are so right. Yes it is so utterly frustrating and maddening to think our votes don’t even count. I’m really ticked off about this.

      There should be consequences for this kind of fraud and we’ve seen it going on almost everywhere. For bloody sake when one district in FLA votes 165% for the King Obama any normal person who knows math knows that is impossible but nothing is done about it. And that’s just one incident. There were so many in the 2012 election.

      I think I like your idea very much on the 3rd party. The good repubs could leave the party and mostly have members from the tea party who do fight for us but get nowhere due to the leadership who are calling them names. All because these men and women want to follow the Constitution and are called “wackos” and extremists. It’s ridiculous.

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  6. To those in favor of the “Third Party”, I am in full agreement. Now, let’s stop the infighting and the bickering, and get the Tea Party rolling, or let’s re-invigorate and revitalize the independent voters. There appears a lot can be done, but only if the public is willing to scream with their votes and their voices, DEMANDING the courts be just and realize that the Common Citizen DOES have legal standing, simply by being a natural born, sovereign citizen of the United States.

    ANY citizen has redress through the courts for wrongs committed. That is a guarantee in the Declaration of Independence, and in the Constitution of the United States~!

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Grouchy,

      What in- fighting are you talking about?

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      • The rackjasses in the Repub party. They wouldn’t know a Conservative, Logical, well-thought out, well-reasoned thought if the sucker bit them on the butt and punched ’em in the eye~!
        The Repubs are nothing more that “Dem Lite”,,, and are all the more dangerous because of it~!

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        • peppermintfarm said:

          Oh, OK Boss!

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          • But how does this solve the problem if we form a “third” party? The only other third party I know would be the Libertarians, and we all know how forming another party has worked out so well for them. They thought that forming a better alternative to the big parties was going to get them all the votes.

            History in the United States has proven, that any other party other the two big ones inevitably withered and died off. What about the Dixiecrats? The Green Party? The logistical difficulties of running such a party, namely the Tea Party, would be ridiculously hard if we don’t get the big donors that regularly donate to the big parties. The Tea Party would then be remembered as the big failure to take back the USA, thrown in the dustbin along the Libertarian Party. I like the idea, but not following the same thought process of typical liberals, I won’t support a good idea if isn’t reasonable to put into effect.

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          • peppermintfarm said:

            Fellow Patriot,

            I think people are just throwing ideas out to try to come up with some way to change the system which is corrupt as hell. I don’t have any idea if a third party would work or not. It sure hasn’t shown much promise in the past. People are just fed up over the 2 party systems that appear more and more like a one party system.

            Of course one would be a bit foolish to support an idea that won’t work. I really don’t know what the answer is right now. I think the people need to rise up and say “this is enough”, but apparently that time has not come. I just hope it does before we are completely destroyed. I’m all for peaceful ways to try to stop this insanity, but if it comes to having to fight, I will stand up and fight and I’m a woman. If I can do it so can plenty of men

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  7. Hi Pepp, and thanks for reposting this. It’s important for people to learn about this since the GOP has tried hard for years to keep this embarrassment hidden. They know they screwed the pooch and have been on the defensive ever since.

    We already have more than 2 parties and what good has it done us? Who cares if we have more parties as long as we have the right candidates? For several years now the Tea Party has backed some good candidates who have run with an R behind their name. If the guy running is a good conservative, I don’t care what the initial is behind his name, do you?

    I would say this to Walt – You are mistaken. It’s about the message. The long overdue, covered up, hidden message, not the messenger. People need to know, because what happened then has set the stage for what’s happening today. Do you really think O would have won, had this decree not been in place? The Dems know it’s there and they rely on it, therefore, we must make people aware and fight it.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Kathy,

      No problem. HN asked me to run it.

      Getting the right candidates is the most important thing to do, if we can get enough of them. Right now we have about 30 people in Congress who are fighting for us, but it’s not enough. We need plenty more to overcome the leadership. No if the candidate is a good one I don’t care either what letter is after their name. But, I don’t think there are any good demonrats to vote for. They all follow the party line no matter what.

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